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Medieval hammered gold coin weight for a 1/2 Ryal

£65.00 Approx $80.45, €75.49

Code: 11200

This is a cast copper-alloy coin weight of late medieval date. The weight is probably for a half ryal (60 grains). This weight is 50grains and the discrepancy is probably due to corrosion. Obverse: Ship left with standing rigging. Reverse: Possible design (illegible). Similar examples have been recorded from the Isle of Wight (IOW-2F89F3)

See: Withers & Withers 1995: pp. 20, 68.

DENOMINATION: Gold Half Ryal coin weight

CULTURE: Medieval 

DATE: c. 15th century

MATERIAL: Copper-alloy

SIZE: 13.82mm x 14.07mm x 2.49mm

WEIGHT: 3.27 grams

PROVENANCE: Redcliffe, Bristol.